Over a breezy instrumental that seemingly takes a bit of influence from baroque and Victorian-styled music, Iris Gold’s “Lover of My Own” is funky. That’s not all it is, as the track features plenty of double entendres of the innuendo and non-innuendo variety. However, that’s a way to describe it quickly before we get into the nuts and bolts of it.
It reminds me a bit of a mix between late 80s-to-mid-90s Brit Pop (which isn’t surprising, considering the co-writer and producer is the legendary Dave Stewart) and Prince’s earlier work, down to the sensuality showcased in the video and the song’s lyrics. That’s before we get into Gold’s rap bridge, which is reminiscent of late-80s/early-90s Prince in of itself. What I love about this one is that Gold plays a bit of a flirt, but a flirt within reason. That’s to say she has someone special to her waiting up, so she’s not going to go full flirt with anyone outside of that person.
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